Maria Mazo, QPSA  

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July 2024 - Untitled

July 2024 - Maria Mazo, QPSA


About the Image(s)

I hope you are enjoying summer there. Here, winter is much cooler and more humid this year.

For this month's image, I chose this one that I shot during my recent trip to Spain.

I took it at the edge of the beach cliff in my village. I shot handheld with the zoom lens and edited in Photoshop. I cropped it into a square format, enhanced the colour, and to finalise, I applied a layer of texture to mute the background and give it an artistic touch.

Exif data
Shutter: 1/1600sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO 1000
Shot wit a Sony camera and a 100-400 mm zoom lens at 400 mm

5 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Maria, what a great capture! The flower and bee are all in sharp focus, and I like the subtle texture that you added. The original image was a little dark, and you were correct to brighten it. But, I think you brightened it a little too much. Also, I might suggest that for a vertical subject such as this flower, a rectangular (portrait) crop would provide a better composition.   Posted: 07/03/2024 15:49:23

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi David, thanks for your nice comment and suggestion. I will edit again and play with a vertical crop and a darkened version of the image.   Posted: 07/03/2024 18:31:26

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Maria,
You captured sharp details on the flower and bee. The colors are very pleasing to my eye. Nicely composed. I think your square crop with the extra negative space gives the image an airy, peaceful mood. I like it.   Posted: 07/05/2024 08:26:41
Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Barbara, thank you for your lovely comment. I am very happy that you like the image.   Posted: 07/13/2024 05:17:55

Dick States   Dick States
Nice focus on the flower and bee. Nice background. Would like to see the flower off center with a closer crop so the flower occupies more of the space in the image. To my eye I would like to see the image toned down to give the flower more saturation. I might try a flip and a closer crop.   Posted: 07/18/2024 20:46:12
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